Slowing Down Alzheimer's Disease; Mouse Study Finds 2 Proteins May Keep Brain Plaques From Forming

Two proteins appear to work together in mice to prevent the formation of the brain plaques that are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report in the Jan. 22 issue of Neuron that the proteins clusterin and apolipoprotein E (apoE) seem to orchestrate the removal of potentially hazardous molecules from the brain.

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